Format the data and layout of an XML table

  1. If the Developer tab is not available, do the following to display it:

    1. Click the Microsoft Office Button Office button image , and then click Excel Options.

    2. In the Popular category, under Top options for working with Excel, select the Show Developer tab in the Ribbon check box, and then click OK.

      Note: The Ribbon is a component of the Microsoft Office Fluent user interface.

  2. Select a cell in the XML table.

  3. Click on a mapped cell to select the XML map that you want.

  4. On the Developer tab, in the XML group, click Map Properties.

    XML group in Ribbon

  5. In the XML Map Properties dialog box, do one or more of the following:

    Adjust column width    

    1. To automatically adjust column widths for best fit when you refresh XML data, select this option. This is the default option.

      Note:  The maximum column width is two-thirds of the width of the screen.

    2. To prevent the automatic adjustment of column widths, for best fit, when you refresh XML data, clear this option.

      Preserve column filter    

    3. To preserve sort order and applied filters when you refresh XML data, select this option. This is the default option.

    4. To ignore sort order and applied filters when you refresh XML data, clear this option.

      Preserve number formatting    

    5. To preserve number formatting when you refresh XML data, select this option. This is the default option.

    6. To ignore number formatting when you refresh XML data, clear this option.

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